Security

5 Email Security Tips for Employees and Organizations

We send an astonishingly huge amount of email: over 205 billion emails per day. And the number is still growing.1 Email is a critical communication tool for businesses. It's also a gateway for hackers, viruses, and other nasties. Here are 5 email security tips for keeping your email and your information secure. 1. Stay watchful and cautious It's easy for an unauthorized person to email you and pretend to be a vendor or business partner. Be cautious and double-check before responding to sensitive requests. 2. Understand junk and spam filters Learn how to use your junk email folder and your organization's…
OXEN Technology
October 3, 2016
Managed ServicesTestimonialsVideos

Computer Support for a Great Community Organization

Creating a strong community organization requires strong computer support. With three locations serving the Joplin area, Juan "Cookie" Estrada has a lot on his plate at the Joplin Family YMCA. "Our members are our focus," Cookie says assuredly. "We need to bring our younger members the services they want in order to foster life-long relationships with them." A Partner for Computer Support Means More Time for Mission www.joplinfamilyy.org Estrada has opted to let OXEN Technology take IT off of his plate so he can focus on the YMCA mission.  That mission is to provide programs that promote healthy spirit, mind and body for…
OXEN Technology
July 27, 2016
InfrastructureTestimonials

Walnut Communications, Small Town…Big Tech ISP

Annual Walnut Antique Show As I drove into Walnut, Iowa (pop. 773), many people were out and about. Businesses were busy preparing for customers. There was an unexpected buzz in the air. That weekend, over 40,000 antique aficionados would descend upon this small town and enjoy one of the biggest antique festivals in the Midwest. "The whole town gets involved," said Bruce Heyne, General Manager at Walnut Communications, an Internet Service Provider (ISP). 100 Years of Service Walnut Communications has been one of the pillars of this small farm community since 1915. As technology progressed, so did they. Heyne proudly pointed to…
OXEN Technology
July 18, 2016
Security

Defend Yourself Against Ransomware: Email Attachment Filtering

We recently noted the increase in ransomware attacks that OXEN Technology has dealt with. As a follow-up, we want to make you aware of a tool that helps protect your network environment against these types of file-hostage attacks. This tool allows for email attachment defense and filters email attachments that are able to enter your environment. Why Email Attachment Filtering? Why does filtering email attachments defend against ransomware attacks? Because infected document attachments have become an easy method for cybercriminals to use. The cost to create and deliver them is small and the opportunity is large. Unsuspecting users click on…
OXEN Technology
July 12, 2016
Announcements

We Took the Leap: HTS is OXEN Technology Now!

At Heartland Technology Solutions we’re proud to say we’ve been a consistent pillar for our clients over the past 31 years. It’s with our future in mind that we recently navigated a brand refresh. In this process, we wanted to be true to our roots, firm in our beliefs and clear in our mission so that we can continue to serve our clients with excellence. With that said, we’re excited to announce... Heartland Technology Solutions is now OXEN Technology! (more…)
OXEN Technology
May 25, 2016